• Jul 5, 2007

The Jaguar XF will make its pre-production intro at September's Frankfurt Auto Show. The car that sits on the dais, however, will not be the ultimate XF, which won't appear for a few years yet, according to Jag. The first XFs will be offered with V6 power at 2.7- or 3.0-liters, and the 4.2-liter V8 with or without a blower. The supercharged V8, though, won't be an "R" version -- it will instead get an "S" moniker. The XFR will get the hottest lump of any Jag on the road: a supercharged V8 with 500 bhp and 500 lbs-ft that will also do duty in the next Range Rover and Range Rover Sport. And according to the same sources, around the same time a 250 bhp twin-turbo diesel version of the car will be offered when it comes in for its first facelift. No matter whether Jaguar is sold, we are crossing our fingers in hopes that everyone involved gets this car right.

[Source: Autocar]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      This car is beautiful and looks nothing like the mondeo. This should be the beginning of the turning point for jaguar
      • 7 Years Ago
      if they don't get this right (looks are there don't mess with them) they might as well throu in the towel adn wuit altogether.

      This car looks so good I think it can outdo the 5-series and E-class without any issues as long as the engine is not a 2.7L with 220HP, that will just kill the deal

      it had better be a 300+HP V6 adn the
      4.2L V8 better be tuned for 375HP and 350lb-ft
      • 7 Years Ago
      This car is simply gorgeous.
      • 7 Years Ago
      saw 2 c-xf's driving the strip in veags in camo on the 3rd of july, they look nice
      • 7 Years Ago
      5 different powerplants? I think they're diluting the model too much. They need to decide what they're competing against here and give up the notion that this is a save-the-nameplate model.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Why should they give up that notion? It is replacing the S-Type, X-Type i think is being discontinued, if this model fails, jaguar are only left with the XK and XJ, and they are both not stellar performers and best-sellers. There is not much to wonder where it will be positioned and what is it going against: in europe 5 series, E-class, A6, maybe Volvo S80, not much else in that class. And they all have at least 4-5 engine choices, a few petrol and a few diesel, ranging from 2.0 to 5.0 and more if you look at the AMG models. So that you have an affordable execcuteve sedan, and a mean powerful executive sedan at a much higher price. This model seems to be working quite well with BMW and MB, no reason to follow the american way, which is to offer a 3.6 V6 and a 4.7 V8 for example. And right now due to the higher exchange rates, it is unfavorable to export cars to the US, so Jag might as well concentrate more on the European market, offer the right engines and options, and hope to get it righ this time.
      • 7 Years Ago
      "Anyone who actually knows what they are talking about knows that the screw-ups at Jag came from the top-down."

      Actually, anyone who knows what they are talking about would remember the state Jag was in prior to Fords ownership. Do you remember the stigma of the British electrical system. If anything Ford brought Jag's engineering quality way way up.

      Jag only suffers from stale design, and from everything that's been disclosed that is the one thing that Jag themselves have complete control over. So why be so quick to pass the blame to Ford.

      My only question is if Ford has put all this money into revamping Jag's lineup why then are they looking to sell it?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Looks like the new Mondeo to me...
        • 7 Years Ago
        I agree with you, It has similar lines as the Mondeo, there is a slight resemblance.However The Jag is much sleeker and looks better and sportier than the Mondeo.
        This car is going to be over-priced and I don't expect it to handle, so the people that like this car are mostly hard-core Ford fanboys.
        My point is, you can get better for the same money
        • 7 Years Ago
        This car looks amazing and with a diesel like that it's going to perform as good as it looks. It's no Mondeo, you must be drunk or w/o your glasses.

        I love the losers who rag on Jag because of its Ford ownership. Anyone who actually knows what they are talking about knows that the screw-ups at Jag came from the top-down...you should be talking smack about Ford not Jag. This new car is a British car, not American (like the X and S).

        Once free of Ford, Jag and LR will be great again. No one would be as stupid as Ford is and continue to try and cheapen the Jag sedan or keep the Defender from the largest SUV market in the world....
      • 7 Years Ago
      Jaguar needs many things. First, it needs much updated designs and a clear focus of what each car is supposed to compete well against. For example, a new X-type should compete against a BMW 3 and MB C-class. XF should compete against 5 and E, and a hopefully all new XJ will compete against 7 and S. I know I left out Audi and a few others, but to be honest, BMW and Mercedes are still the benchmarks.

      Second, Jaguar needs better advertising. All I see are those dumb "Beautiful" ads in my C/D and Motor Trend mags. People will never know they have good product if they don't advertise well.
      • 7 Years Ago
      @Jonathon Ramsey

      "The supercharged V8, though, won't be an "R" version -- it will instead get an "S" moniker. The XFR will get the hottest..."

      First you say it will be an "S" and not an "R" and then go on to call it an XFR. So which is it?
        • 7 Years Ago
        I should have clarified -- the "S" gets the current supercharged 420 hp V8, the "R" gets the coming 500 hp supercharged V8.
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